Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Post-Game 77 Thread: I'll Take A Fifth

DODGERS 4, GIANTS 2

Mere seconds after Charley Steiner said "the Giants haven't had a lead in the last 30 innings!", the Giants went out and took the lead on the Dodgers, going up 2-1 in the fourth on a Oyster Pubes two-run HR. Steiner was then asked to sit with Brandon League in a soundproof padded cell.

Luckily for the Dodgers, Sax here moved to the television broadcast, and Tim Lincecum was starting this evening for the Giants. Hanley Ramirez led off the sixth with a one-out single, stole second, and scored on an Andre Ethier single. Ethier then stole second base (Giants catcher Hector Sanchez had not thrown out anyone all year), scored on a AJ Ellis double to left, and then watched AJ Ellis advance on a Juan Uribe single and come home on a wild pitch by Lincecum. The Dodgers led 4-2 by the end of the sixth inning.

Clayton Kershaw started the ninth but was pulled after yielding a leadoff single to Marco Scutaro. Enter Kenley Jansen, who let Pubes single, and then struck out Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval before getting Brandon Belt to pop to short for the final out.

The Dodgers sweep the Giants and are now six back of the division lead. This was the first home sweep of the Giants since 2009. It's also Kershaw's first win since May 20 (Kershaw: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB and 7 Ks). Oh, and our season-high fifth win in a row. You'll take the fifth? I'll take a fifth, thank you very much.

Phillies in town tomorrow for the first of four, starting with a Sandy Koufax bobblehead night.

25 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly: "Putting a streak together, you know, it feels good."

Thanks, Don!

Steve Sax said...

Donnie 203-197 career managerial record

Hollandsworth said...

PUIG-OFFS!

Neeebs said...

No sting in this PGT.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, you're right, I haven't done that Sting GT yet. Thanks for the reminder!

Steve Sax said...

what the heck is "farmer boys" burgers? I've not yet been.

Steve Sax said...

SD and PHI tied at 5... keep on playing and using up that Phillies bullpen, Padres!

Steve Sax said...

Puig entered the series batting .420; he's now batting .435

Steve Sax said...

I just realized I didn't mention Puig's 3-for-4 performance tonight. Whoops.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

high fives all around

Neeebs said...

Puig's 3 hits...ho hum. Par for the course.

Steve Sax said...

Bruce Bochy still refuses to notice Puig

Steve Sax said...

12th inning in SD, still tied at 5

Paul said...

At least the Phills will be tired.

Orel said...

top 13

Orel said...

Ben Revere

Strike (looking), Strike (foul), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, B Revere safe at first on error by second baseman L Forsythe, C Utley scored, D Brown to third, D Brown scored, B Revere to second on throwing error by second baseman L Forsythe

Orel said...

In other words, Phillies lead 7-5 in the 13th.

Steve Sax said...

GameDay is very confusing there

Steve Sax said...

Phils won.

We enter Thursday 1.5 GB Philly, and 2.5 GB the Giants

BJ Killeen said...

Scott going to the game tonight courtesy of Hyundai. BJ going to Detroit to drive Chryslers. I think Scott got the better deal.

Steve Sax said...

I don't know. Chrysler > Hyundai, no?

BJ Killeen said...

Yeah, but he'll be in a suite!

Steve Sax said...

But you'll have Bluetooth audio!

Spank said...

i have green toof.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Farmer Boys is damn good! There's one on Alameda near Bay St. Between 7th and 8th.